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Curated conversations with contemporary critics on architecture, and architectural thinking.

Hosted by Vikram Prakash, Professor of Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
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Jun 19, 2019

We live in a complex ecology of "wetness" that has been reduced down to the "ontological violence" called a "river", argues Dilip Da Cunha in today's conversation, based on his new book The Invention of Rivers: Alexander's Eye and Ganga's Descent (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). An architect and planner,...

Jun 6, 2019

This week, we discuss augmentation, artificial intelligence and architecture of the mind with Rajesh Rao. Rajesh is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington where he also directs the Neural Systems Laboratory.

Image: Brain-Computer Interfacing: An Introduction, Rajesh P. N. Rao...

May 8, 2019

This week, we discuss nomadism, connection and intercultural dialogue with architect and urbanist, Kunlé Adeyemi. Kunlé is founding Principal at NLÉ Works.

Apr 10, 2019

Today we discuss Michael Pollen's How to Change Your Mind, and the recent resurgence of interest in psychedelics in terms of its implications for architectural thinking. Discussion topics include design studio pedagogy, creativity, the art of the podcast and the relationship between practice and the design studio. Sean...

Mar 27, 2019

Today we examine the sketchbooks of Dutch architect and urban designer Frits Palmboom and understand drawing as a kind of quasi spiritual adoration of the landscape. We also discuss the role of tracing and errors in design thinking, as also the differences between the Indian, European and American...